The owls are not what they seem …

In fact, a lot of things are not what they seem. For instance, when I first started writing this post, it was actually going to be about something completely different … Then I started thinking about other things that aren’t what they seem, like the owls in ‘Twin Peaks’ … from there my post began to transform into something else entirely.

I love Twin Peaks. When the show first came out (in 1990 – 2o years ago!!), I was an avid fan … I adored the weird and wonderful world created by David Lynch, and the characters were unlike any I’d seen before. I kind of fell a little in love with Agent Cooper (and his cups of joe and damn fine slices of cherry pie). Mr Quiet Paws is yet to finish watching Season 2 with me (can you believe it?), so I won’t be sharing any spoilers here.

Something I will share here is some loveliness from etsy which returned me to the world of Twin Peaks once more … care to visit with me?

Top Row (left to right):

  1. Douglas Fir Fine Art Photograph by DaogreerEarthWorks – a convenient way to ‘smell those trees, smell those Douglas firs’.
  2. Woody the Log Pillow by emeraldbumblebee – become your very own log lady with this adorable pillow .
  3. Love at First Sight by slowindustries – just like a little printed reminder of the goodies on offer at the ‘Double R Diner’ or the Sheriff’s Department.

Bottom Row (left to right):

  1. Slice of Felt Cherry Pie by lisajhoney – I seem to remember Agent Cooper telling Diane (via voice recorder), ‘they got a cherry pie here that’ll kill ya’. I’m pretty sure this version is non-lethal.
  2. The log lady by seasprayblue – ponder just what her log wants to tell you (I purchased one of these prints for my brother last year).
  3. Owl Gadget Case by BoutiqueID – did you figure out just what those owls were up to? This angry little fellow will at least keep your gadgets safe.

I wanted to leave you with another favourite quote from Agent Cooper, as it seems a lovely parting thought for a Friday.

‘Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.’

Be sure to take his advice, and give yourself a present today.

8 Comments

  1. Caz

    Ahhh, Twin Peaks! How I loved that show – the eerie music, friendly/sinister characters, the cherry pie…I’ve never thought of revisiting it as I always worry that things won’t be as good as I remember but you’ve inspired me with you quirky collection of handicrafts!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Caz – I so loved Twin Peaks too (as you can tell). There was so much to love about it … unfortunately as I catch up on comments I find myself thinking about cherry pie … that’s a dangerous thought to have late at night with NO sweets in the house! 😉

      I recently re-watched the first season, and found it lovely to revisit those characters and that ‘atmosphere’ that I so loved the first time around … sometimes I think even if a show proves to not be as good as we remember it, we can still find it really enjoyable because it allows us to revisit wonderful memories! 😀

  2. Susan

    I hadn’t thought about Twin Peaks in ages! Laura’s body in the plastic and the odd music! Like Caz I don’t usually like to revisit films/TV shows in case they’re not as I remember them but I might have to give Twin Peaks a go.
    Hope you’re feeling better and are giving yourself a present? Mine is to basically do as I please today.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – It was such a great show! I remember it being one of my weekly television viewing highlights … and then talking about everything that happened the next day.
      I think I’ll re-watch the series again soon … I have the DVDs sitting on my shelf … it will be like a walk down memory lane I think.

      Thanks for your get well wishes … I’m certainly feeling better – just a blocked nose and a bit of a cough left to deal with … I hope you’re 100% too!
      Doing as you please is a wonderful self-present … mine was a night off from anything at all work / computer related … the break was so appreciated! 🙂

  3. Linda from Heartfire At Home

    I have to admit, I’ve never actually watched Twin Peaks!! What a great idea for something that I can watch when I’m looking for a new series to get into. Now I have a present idea to give to my partner as to what he can buy me for Christmas! For some reason, the show just passed me by and I never got into it. It’s exactly the sort of show I’d usually like (mysterious, puzzling, eerie), in the most gorgeous of settings (I think it was set in the Canadian countryside/woodland ???).

    And, what a great quote about giving yourself a present everyday – so true I think… we should all learn to spoil ourselves just a little bit everyday.

    Linda. xox

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Linda – Oh, you definitely have to watch it!! It will be interesting to hear what you think of it … being someone coming to the show completely ‘fresh’. Some shows just do that whole ‘pass us by thing’ … there have been a few shows like that for me. Actually I never really thought much of ‘Lost’ the first time I watched it … but when I came back to it a few years later I thought it was AMAZING, and likely the best show I’ve ever watched! Time is a funny perspective-giver! 😉

      I think the scenery in Twin Peaks is beautiful … a lot of it was filmed in Washington State I believe!

      And yes, here’s to spoiling ourselves each and EVERY day! I hope you had a fabulous Saturday!! 😀

  4. Linda from Heartfire At Home

    Oh, and I forgot to say…. I LOVE that owl!!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Linda – Haha, isn’t that owl adorable!! It got me thinking about what sort of ‘gadgets’ I could use him for. Owls are such lovely creatures …

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